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Merry Christmas! Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and put yourself in that place of feeling and appreciating love, reverence, and joy of the upcoming season.

Published by Papa’s Pantry (501c3) 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200 Woodstock, GA 30189 Phone: 770-591-4730 Fax: 770-591-4707 PapasPantry.org ChristianCommunityNews.org TheMastersTrainingCenter.com

Lynne Saunders

Editor and Founder of Papa’s Pantry, The Master’s Training Center, & Christian Community News. Author, “21st Century Keys to EMPLOYMENT.”

On the cover: Merry Christmas

...one minute, two…. not there yet? I’m not surprised. In goal setting workshops, I teach how to take thoughts under control so people can better prioritize life’s many decisions and elements. This is Christmas for goodness sake! Can we put the frenzy of retail sales and holiday parties past us so we can have a conversation that really speaks to the season? Continued on next page

ON THE INSIDE The mission of Papa's Pantry is to help individuals and families re-establish stability and selfreliance by offering a variety of programs including immediate food assistance, employment strategies, and life skills through hands-on support and ongoing training.

Just for Fun Gotta Love That Email! Pages 6 & 15

Daily Living Principles Christian Community News (CCN) is published once a month by “Papa’s Pantry”, Inc, a nonprofit organization, organized in 1998, that works with families who have experienced a setback, providing food assistance when food is at risk in the household.

In a Word: Non-Profit, Pages 9 & 10 by Tim Grady, Business Consultant

Recognizing that “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word of God,” (Dt 8:3) The Master’s Training Center, the Pantry’s education division, offers mentoring, classes and coaching for all families in the areas of employment strategies, money management, goal setting, time management, computer skills, nutrition, organic gardening, & bible studies.

Writing Contest: December’s Winning Article, Page 11

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Please consider Papa’s Pantry in your monthly giving. We depend on local financial support to continue to offer stability training and groceries to those in our community. Donations are taxdeductible.

Master’s Training Complete December Schedule., Page 18

Funds generated by advertising help ongoing programs. The advertisements in CCN are meant to promote businesses, services, anything that someone wants to buy, sell, or exchange. Papa’s Pantry in no way represents the quality or trustworthiness of these printed solicitations, so due care is needed when responding to any information presented. CCN reserves the right to decline advertising material that is deemed inappropriate. Christian Church Directory Listings are free, space available. Christian churches are defined as those who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was of virgin birth. He was crucified, died, resurrected, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father as our Savior, redeemer, and intercessor. Salvation is found through Him.

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- (Main) Woodstock: 770-591-4730; 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Ste 200, 30189 Food Appointments: Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Friday Business Hours: Monday: 9:30-2:30 Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9:30-4:30 Friday, 9:30-2:30 - Canton Satellite Facility: 770-479-0729, 500 Crisler St, 30114 Food Appointments: Tues 4:00-7:00, Friday 3:00-5:00

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Of course, by now you know I have three-3-yr-old grandchildren.. This is probably the first Christmas in which they anticipate the offerings Santa has promised.

Lights are beautiful, but what about the significance of the star that led the shepherds and magi to the baby Jesus?

As much as I want them to enjoy the wonder of Christmas lights and the mystery of Santa, and Jingle Bells, I am deeply concerned that conversations about the significance about Jesus are stifled in our politically correct society.

How did the prophets know about Jesus’s special birth before it happened?

Ages ago, my kids were raised with Santa at Christmastime, and Jesus. They turned out to be responsible Christian adults. Santa opens the conversation about gift giving. But, the story should continue about the gifts of God. What about Jesus’s gift?

Why was Jesus born in a barn?

The world is complicated, yet God is not. He loves us. We are all His kids. The baby Jesus of Christmas, whom we celebrate this season, is our lifetime link to salvation. At death, we live forever with Him. Do you know this baby Jesus? I pray you enjoy His goodness this Christmas! Blessings, Lynne

MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS Home and Family Congratulations, BridgePointe!

Time and Money Savings ….Page 16 by Susan Call, the Coupon Tutor and MTC Trainer

Educational Toys for Christmas By Pamela Allen, Retired Teacher, Mt. Paran Christian School

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Warm Winter Recipe By Maureen Penniman, Owner of Bees-Knees and MTC Trainer Page 19

BridgePointe Church has cause to celebrate! After meeting for nearly 10 years as a “mobile” church at WHS, the church now has a home in the Arnold Mill Business Park! Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. at 233 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400, and meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 130 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 100 in the same Business Park. For more information call 770-517-2977.

Church Directory By Mary Tucker

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Advertiser Directory Advisors International 15 Alpha & Omega Automotive 15 Baby & More 19 BeesKnees CoOp & Rental Kitchen 19 Beyond Organic 17 Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists 9 Christian Brothers Automotive 8 December 2012

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Cotton States Insurance Grace Radio Home and Office Cleaning Minuteman Press Mount Paran Church Concerts Seniors Helping Seniors The Wild Orchid Salon Woodstock First Baptist Church

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GOTTA LOVE THAT EMAIL! SANTA CLAUS & GRANDMA:

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remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” she jeered. “Even dummies know that!” My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her “world-famous” cinnamon buns. I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true. Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. “No Santa Claus?” she snorted… “Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!! Now, put on your coat, and let's go.” “Go? Go where, Grandma?” I asked. I hadn’t even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun. “Where” turned out to be Kerby’s General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. “Take this money,” she said, “and buy something for someone who needs it. I'll wait for you in the car.” Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's. I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping. For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for. I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church. I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs. Pollock's grade-two class.

“Is this a Christmas present for someone?” the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down. “Yes, ma’am,” I replied shyly. “It's for Bobby.” The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again, and wished me a Merry Christmas. That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat, and Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, “To Bobby, From Santa Claus” on it. Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy. Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker’s house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa's helpers. Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. Then Grandma gave me a nudge. “All right, Santa Claus,” she whispered, “get going.” I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma. Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby. Fifty years haven't dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker's bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were -- ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team. I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95. May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care... And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

Bobby Decker didn't have a coat. I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough; he didn't have a good coat. I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement. I would buy Bobby Decker a coat! I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.

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Happy Birthday Jesus 2012 The 13th Annual Kid’s Bible Club’s

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6-8:30pm Bascomb United Methodist Church

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In a Word: Non-profit by Tim Grady As a business advisor of more than 25 years, I have discovered certain things over time that surprised me. One is that many business owners do not understand how to run a business. They can be very gifted in the product or service the business offers, but that doesn’t mean that they understand income, costs, expenses, cash flow, income statements, balance sheets, financing, human resources and dozens of other areas of expertise or knowledge needed to “run” a business. I am thankful, because it has afforded me a pretty good living advising people in many of these areas. Another is that a great many people think non-profit means “no money”, implying that a non-profit needs no money to operate and makes no money whatsoever. This one is particularly surprising because there are large non-profits across the country with millions of dollars in revenues and related expenses, including large payrolls for employees, which should have made it obvious that non-profits involve lots of money. Yet the perception remains that non-profits do their work without any cash flowing in or out, and that all the people working at a non-profit are unpaid volunteers. Let me clarify that non-profit is a state and federal income tax status that means the entity does not pay federal or state income taxes on the profits related to its operations. Profits?!? Yes, non-profits make a profit, which means they have money left over after all expenses – if they are very fortunate. Non-profit does not mean “no profit.” It means the profit is not taxed because it is used to operate an entity for the common good, or for a particular religious, educational or charitable purpose, and none of the profits may flow to a private shareholder or individual. That, however, does not mean or guarantee that a non-profit either has profits or doesn’t have profits. In fact, many non-profits struggle to generate the dollars they need to survive. Continued on next page

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Non-profits require money to operate. They need people to run them and lead them, and those people have mortgages and car payments, and other bills just like the rest of us. While there can be many people who “volunteer” at a non-profit, one should not assume that the entire entity is comprised of volunteers who work for free. This is why donations are so important to non-profits. Their work is mostly dependent upon the generosity of individual donors. While there may be a perception that big corporations are the major revenue sources for non-profits, the reality is that 80% of revenues for non-profits are donations from individuals like you and me. That is why you are often “solicited” to make donations. Like most of life, if you say, “well, the `other’ guy will keep them afloat,” the truth is that you really make a difference in the financial strength of non-profits, particularly small non-profits like Papa’s Pantry. It is the grass roots donor that is so vital. As you read this, you may be looking at your own budget and saying, “I simply don’t have any money to donate.” Believe me, I get it. By and large, this long economic recovery has worn out most donors. I work with three non-profits and in all three cases, revenues for 2012 are down from 2011, which was down from the year before that. And, I’m not convinced this economy is headed North. In 2009, I was asked when I expected the economy to recover. The answer wasn’t pleasant. I forecasted a recover in 2012 at the earliest, but more likely around 2015 before the country achieved full employment. And, if we hit a bump in the road, it could be 2020. Well, 2012 wasn’t the year, and 2015 appears more likely. That means you might not feel motivated to donate for quite some time. Before you decline to contribute even a few dollars, consider this: If you think you have it bad, there is always someone else that has it much worse. Your donation can help lift them up, and I hope you are lifted up as you make your donation. You should feel good about making it. It should warm your heart. So, when you think about a non-profit, remember that they need your help in dollars and cents to help others. And we thank you for your generous support.

Tim Grady is a Towne Lake resident, senior strategist, business advisor and public speaker for NetMark International. He also serves as Executive Director for The Wildlife Sanctuary in Ellijay, GA., is Chairman of the Board at Furtah Preparatory School, and sits on the Advisory Council at Papa’s Pantry. For more information, you can reach him at 888-605-6400 or email him at timgrady@comcast.net.

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CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Christian Community News is presenting a monthly Christian Writing Contest! Email your original, unpublished inspirational story, between 700 and 725 words, to Lynneatthepantry@yahoo.com. In the subject line, type: CCN Writing Contest Entry. Spelling and grammar must be correct; two spaces after the period at the end of each sentence. Deadline for submission will be the 10th of each month. Upcoming topics will be announced in each issue, so keep watch! Winners will have their story published in Christian Community News

January topic: “Prepare”

[Present] “Being Present” By Linda Rowe

The little Yorkshire terrier trembled as the rescuer scooped her up from behind the battered dumpster. She was emaciated and hollow-eyed. “Aw, sweetie,” the rescuer cooed, “It’ll be okay. We’ll get you doctored and make it all better.” Shortly after arriving at the animal hospital the little Yorkie, now nicknamed “Patty” (after the chocolate-mint candy), received a lengthy evaluation. “She’s severely malnourished, harboring ticks and other vermin. Looks like she received an injury to her right leg at some point and also has a significant collar-burn where a negligent owner perhaps left her indefinitely. Let’s see what we can do for her.” The quivering little animal looked up weakly and gave the vet a gentle lick on the back of her gloved hand. Technicians gently bathed Patty, set her leg and placed her on a fluffy towel in her own carrier for the night. “She’s in rough shape, but with care, we think she’ll make it”, said the vet. After six weeks of care, Patty bore little resemblance to the cowering animal found behind a city dumpster. Now sporting a glossy coat and a confident air, the once moments-from-death animal darted about the grassy backyard of her new, adoptive “forever home.” “All it took really,” said the vet, “was a few caring people to pour presence into her life. The world’s suffering would diminish greatly if this kind of presence were practiced by people on a daily basis.” Jesus placed extreme value on the idea of being present, or relational. In the Gospel of Mark, a teacher of the law asked Jesus, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this:...Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28b-31, NIV) Luke’s account continues: “But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ...Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his

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February topic: “Passion”

December winning article! clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn an took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:30-37, NIV) Jesus provided the parable of the Good Samaritan so that there would be no confusion: life is meant to be relational. God wants us to experience His presence in our lives, and also wants us to be present and connected in the lives of others. This Christmas season, reflect on how you can give the gift of being present: • First, make it a priority to read Scripture and pray. If you don’t know where to start, begin with Proverbs. Pray for God to reveal His wisdom to you as you read. Spending time with God strengthens your relationship with Him. • Second, be intentional at home. Listen wholeheartedly to the details of your family’s day and simply ask, “How can I help?” • Third, find a way to connect in your community: walk an elderly neighbor’s dog or volunteer at a local charity. Christmas is a celebration of God sending His one and only Son to be present with us here on earth. Honor the season by being present with others! SAY YOU SAW IT IN

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COOL STUFF OUR Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Christmas Repertory December 1-24

Cherokee Chorale Christmas Concert

Good News and Great Joy Featuring a piece commissioned by the Chorale: Glorious Night, written by Joan Pinkston, directed by Dr. Donald Stafford Saturday, December 8th, 2012 - 5:00 pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm Canton First United Methodist, 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd, Canton www.cherokeechorale.org

Gingerbread Workshop

The Lazy Elves Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 A Christmas Carol Dec 8, 9, 16, 22, 24 It’s A Wonderful Life Dec 14, 15, 21, 23 8534 Main St Woodstock, GA 30188 678-494-4251 www.elmstreetarts.org

Bethlehem Village

Hillside United Methodist Church

Children will step back 2,000 years ago to the town of Bethlehem and observe what life was like during the time of the birth of Jesus!

December 9 4:00 - 7:00 pm Come decorate your family gingerbread house! Enjoy a family night of icing and candy, decoration and decor. Please bring a donation of candy to share. Limited houses available, so please register online at www.HillsideChildren.com. $15 per house.

Sunday, December 2 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (during Sunday School hours) in Fellowship Hall

First Baptist of Canton One Mission Point, Canton 770-479-5538 www.fbccanton.org

Abortion (Post) Counseling / Education: Healing Hearts Ministry, Tina 770-712-7322, Cathy 678-485-6147 AA Meetings: Fridays 8 pm-WS Christian Church 770-926-8238 Alcoholics Anonymous:-Sat. 9:30 am, room 125 Canton First United Methodist 770-479-2502 Celebrate Recovery: Monday nights 6:30 pm at Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 & Friday nights 6:00 pm at Towne Lake Community Church 678-445-8766 Crossroads Career Network: Mt. Paran Central, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Registration needed. Gamblers Anonymous: each Saturday, 9:30 Church of the Annunciation activities building. 770-928-7916 HIV Support: Mt. Paran Central, 404-923-8700 All information is deemed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. It is best to contact each church directly regarding their programs.

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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS DOING! BETHLEHEM WALK

PBJ DAY “PBJ Day” (spreading Peace, Belief, and Joy) throughout the community will take place at First Baptist Woodstock in Woodstock in Building B Room B-200. The public is invited to attend to make sandwiches, pray, and deliver Bible tracts, devotionals and job assistance information to low-income families in Woodstock. Bring one to two loaves of bread, jelly, Ziplock bags and peanut butter. It is a family-friendly event. For information, contact dawn@dawnglaser.com or go to www.dawnglaser.com. December 8, 9 a.m. to noon First Baptist Woodstock

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Mountain View United Methodist 2300 Jamerson Rd., Marietta Bethlehem Walk is a signature Christmas event that is free of charge and open to everyone. It is a walk-through experience that simulates the town of Bethlehem at the time of the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. The purpose of Bethlehem Walk is to focus our community’s attention on Christ as the center of celebration during the Christmas season. We do that by re-creating the entire city of Bethlehem on our church grounds. The best description is that we have a nightly performance of a 2-acre interactive play where you can walk through the city’s streets and stop and talk with the potter or the baker. You can see the Roman soldiers open the city and watch the changing of the tower guards at the city gates. You can listen as the storyteller weaves tales of the heroes of old and sign the census to show you were there. Saturday, December 1 - from 7-9 pm Sunday, December 2 - from 7-9 pm Friday, December 7 - from 7-9 pm Saturday, December 8 - from 7-9 pm The preschool morning performance is Friday, December 7 from 9:30 am-noon.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Etowah High, Fridays at 6:45 a.m. in auditorium

Fish FCA Club E.T. Booth Middle School, Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m.

Fish Club Chapman Intermediate, Tuesdays at 7:00 am

Monday Club Etowah High, Mondays at 7:00 a.m.

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MORE COOL STUFF!

5th Annual Single Parent Family Christmas Party! Friday, December 7th, 2012 6:00-8:30pm!

First Baptist Church of Woodstock

“The Toymaker’s Christmas” is a delightful Christmas spectacular about a wonderful Toymaker who hosts an annual party to reveal all of his new toys for the Christmas season. You’ll be delighted by lots of your holiday favorites while the toy store comes to life with dancing lollipop dolls, festive snowmen, reindeer, Santa, elves and more. The Toymaker soon discovers the wonderful meaning of Christmas as the beautiful story of the Nativity is depicted in a stunning ballet complete with beautiful angels.

B Bldg Basement Come celebrate the season with photos with Santa, our famous 'Santa Shop', games, crafts and more!! All Free!! (recommended for children 12 and under) for more information call Robin at 678-494-2898

MESSIAH JAVA JAM Faithwalkers Conference December 27-30, 2012 Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, NC For more information, visit faithwalkers-east.net The Faithwalkers conference came from the desire to give young men and women the opportunity to hear pastors who have been devoted to Jesus Christ and the Great Commission. It is a rallying conference for everyone: young people, couples, parents, and families, to inspire them to be devoted to Jesus Christ and the Great Commission.

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Messiah Java Jam second Fridays of the month at 7:00 pm with two musical performers and a musical jam afterward. A charitable donation of $5 is requested.

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Church of the Messiah 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton www.churchofthemessiah.net

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GOTTA LOVE THAT EMAIL! There is one Christmas Carol that has always been baffling. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. -The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. -Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. -Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. -The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. -The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. -The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation. -Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy. -The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. -Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. -The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments. -The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples. -The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points

of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

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The Coupon Tutor Showing you how to save money with or with out a coupon!

Fun, FREE things to do during December 2012 By Susan Call “The Coupon Tutor”

Susan Call The Coupon Tutor

I'm like many moms. I have been a single mom, a working mom, a stay at home mom, a home school mom, a nursing mom, a nursing mother of twins mom, a wife of a husband who travels, a mom who has been on food stamps, a mom who has gone to food pantries and a mom who has led food drives a Scout leader mom, a mom who has an abundance to share with friends and neighbors and wants to show you how you can too. What kind of mom are you?

12/1/12 Home Depot Kids Workshop from 9 – noon – FREE make and take activity for your 512 year olds

12/8/12 Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic for your 5 – 12 year olds. Pre-register online or in store to build a Gingerbread House Saturday at 10 AM. 12/8/12 Civil War Holiday at McDaniel Farm 12/1/12 Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic for your 5 from 10am-4pm Experience Christmas – 12 year olds. Pre-register online to build a during the 1860s through a living history demonSandman's Plane, Saturday at 10 AM. stration and learn how soldiers celebrated the holiday season. $5 per 12/1/12 -12/2/12 and 1/5/13-1/6/13 Bank of person, Phone: America or Merrill Lynch card holders (debit or 770-814-4920 - Address: McDaniel Farm, 3251 credit) receive FREE admission to over 150 muse- McDaniel Rd, Duluth, GA ums across the United States. For a full list, check the website 12/9/12 Dahlonega Gold Museum Christmas http://museums.bankofamerica.com/ . Open House –from 10am-4pm As part of In Georgia visit: Dahlonega's Old Fashion Christmas, the Gold Atlanta Museum has free admission on the second SunAtlanta History Center, High Museum of Art day in December. Learn about America's first Cartersville gold rush while enjoying warm apple cider and Booth Western Art Museum, Tellus cookies. Afterward, enjoy the sites and sounds of Science Museum Christmas on Savannah Dahlonega's historic town square. Free fun Telfair Museums event! Phone: 706-864-2257 - Address: Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, 12/2/12 Alpharetta City Band Holiday Concert 3- 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533 4pm. Enjoy this free concert sponsored by the Alpharetta Golden Age Club. The 12/15/12 Candlelight Hike to the Mill at SweetAlpharetta City Band Concert playing water Creek – from 7-9 pm. This mile-long guided time-honored holiday music and night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes enjoy some light refreshments folinside the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New lowing the concert. Phone: 678-297- Manchester. Candle lanterns will be provided. No 6140 - Address: children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Space Alpharetta Adult Activity Center, is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis. 13450 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA $5 30009 parking fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Take The Coupon Tutor’s 2 hour “Drug Store Strategies and Money Saving Tips Class” and learn to save 50% or more every time you shop. Class offered at Papa’s Pantry on Wednesday, December 5th from 10 – noon. Cost is $10 plus 10 non-perishable items for the pantry. Scholarships are available. Pre-Registration is required by calling Papa’s Pantry at (770) 591-4730.

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E D U C A T I O NA L TOY S F O R C H R I S T M A S By Pamela Allen

So many of us think of educational toys as books, puzzles and computer games. While these are all great ideas, there are so many more options available. There are toys and games for children of all ages that help them to grow physically, mentally and academically. Imagination and building toys are a great way to stimulate our children’s minds. Puppets, dolls and even action heroes encourage a child’s creative play and imagination.. Legos, Lincoln Logs and building blocks are excellent for helping a child learn to build and act out scenes. Doll houses, kitchen and food toy items are always a fun way to make-believe. Anything that includes role playing and creative thinking are great toys to encourage imagination. Some of these activities are also good for developing fine motor skills and problem solving skills. Science, nature and arts and craft kits and toys are great. Children can explore the bug kingdom, birds, butterflies and plants with some of the great sets and projects that are available. They can design and make robots, rockets, jewelry and woodworking projects with crafts kits you can find. These

are great ways to encourage an interest that a child may already have or to spark a new interest or hobby. Of course, there are lots of math and counting toys and games and many reading and language games. One of my favorite math toys is a cash register. A child can role play, learn to count, read numbers and count money. Some of the reading and language games I like to encourage are memory games, story boards and various board games. These are fun ways for the family to play together. Pam taught school for 25 years. She spent 11 years in the public school system in Orlando, Florida, teaching the hearing impaired. She also taught for 14 years at Mt. Paran Christian School in Marietta, GA. She has tutored individuals from grades 1 through 9 at Papa’s Pantry since 2004. Her husband is founder and CEO of EDCO Educational Consultants. They have two children , Christy and Justin and 3 grandchildren—2 boys ages 5 and 4 and one baby girl, 10 months.

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The Master’s Training Center

The Master’s Training Center is Papa’s Training Division. All classes and workshops are open to everyone in the community. Some seminars have a training fee. Scholarships are available-please ask when preregistering. Minimum 5 registrants per class… invite your friends!

There’s something for just about everyone!

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Employment Strategies Core Concepts: This 3 morning workshop takes participants from fearful and desperate to confident candidates who become excited about the opportunities! Learn how to think like an employer as you prepare a resume that will get noticed! Find out WHEN an interview really begins and gain the techniques to manage your image in advance. If you are looking for a job, you cannot afford to miss this class! Workshop Fee of $120.00 includes: three-day workshop, Lynne’s book “21st Century Keys to EMPLOYMENT,” and follow-up resume coaching. Maximum 10 participants per class. These workshops can be brought to your organization. Taught by Papa’s founder, Lynne Saunders. Parts 1, 2 & 3, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. each day. Dec 11, 12, & 13.

Couponing: Save hundreds of dollars on your grocery bill! The cost of

food and personal items are going up. Learn to maximize each and every $$! $10.00 donation + 10 non-perishable food items for Papa’s Pantry. Taught by Susan Call. See her article on page 16. Grocery Store Strategies: Dec. 5, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon GED Prepare to take the High School Equivalency Certification. Contact the office to schedule your first session with trainer, Rose Smith. Small classes and one-on-one sessions are available. The training is free. Papa’s Pantry will help pay for the cost of testing for our students.

Nutrition Made Fun and Easy! Did I say “nutrition?” You bet! But there is so much more… how to plan, shop, and prepare

meals and snacks your family will enjoy… and enjoy helping to make! Taught by Maureen Penniman, article page 19. $5.00 to cover the cost of food. Classes will resume in January 2013.

Life Balance/Time Management/Goal Setting: Not your everyday time management class! Evaluate and analyze the many

facets of your life. What’s working? What’s not? Set goals that really matter, and track progress in your very own Life Balance Organizer starter kit. “Make each day matter!” Training and Starter Kit $25.00. Taught by Lynne Saunders, Classes will resume in January 2013.

Bible Study: Join us as we study the Women of the Bible. Each week, discover the private lives of women found in scripture and compare to today’s many challenges we face. (Men’s participation welcome!) Easy to join at any time. Led by Becky Makorow. Wednesdays: 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Free

Budgeting: One-on-one sessions are designed to focus on your personal financial commitments and arrange the road map to plan

for each dollar utilizing a 3-month forecast at all times. Pay bills on time without late fees, create and fund emergency savings. Each 1-hour session is $10. Average of 4 weekly sessions recommended to build on fundamentals.

Computer Tutor: One-on-one sessions. Not an organized class setting, but one in which you can build on your basic current computer skills in email, Internet, and Microsoft Word. Thursday afternoons. $10 per session. Must pre-register.

New Victoria Baptist Church The Annual Lottie Moon Auction will be held 12/9.. Free dinner at 5pm, followed by the auction at 6pm. Guest speaker from the Lottie Moon International Missionary Ministry. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP at 770-926-8448 www.newvicbaptist.org. December 2012

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Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday. Join us for classes at Papa’s Pantry and The Master’s Training Center in January to highlight Crock Pot Cooking and Sensible Snacking Fill your home with the smell of savory flavors with this delicious chicken recipe. Spend time with your family and try to enjoy the simple pleasures of a meal together. Chicken on a Nest (serves 4-8, depending on appetites)

Maureen Penniman

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 T butter or margarine (or olive oil) 6 oz can of concentrated orange juice (frozen) 6 oz Chicken broth (canned low sodium) 1 T worchestershire sauce or other favorite sauce (BBQ, Steak Sauce, etc.) Cayenne Pepper or Black Pepper and Salt to taste ½ c. sliced toasted almonds, OPTIONAL Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken pieces in baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, lightly. In microwaveable bowl or pot, mix other ingredients and simmer for 6 minutes to blend the flavors. Pour over chicken. Bake until tender and delicious for about 45 minutes, turning chicken over every 15 minutes. To serve sprinkle with almonds, if desired. Serve on a “nest” of cooked rice or egg noodles with sauces drizzled on top.

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Church Directory & Events by Denomination AME

Allen Temple 770-926-6348 www.allentempleame.org 232 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 8 & 11am Sunday School and Bible Study 9:45am Sr. Pastor: Carl A. Moore EVENT December 16 : Christmas Play

A-B

St. Paul AME 770-479-9691 www.stpaulame-canton.org 390 Crisler St, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 11am Sunday Church School: 9:30 Sr. Pastor: Lemora Dobbs EVENT December 10 : Dramatic Arts Workshop December 15: Nearly New Santa Workshop December 16:: Production, “Angels on Assignment”

ANGLICAN

Church of Jesus Our Shepherd 678-225-0174 www.cjos-amia.org Currently meets: Hilton Hilton Atlanta NE 5993 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Norcross 30092 Sunday Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Reverend Tom Belt Interim Pastor: Bill DeBardeleben Resurrection Anglican (RAC) 770-591-0040 http://rezwoodstock.org/ 231 Arnold Mill Rd. Ste 400, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Service at 10:00 am Sunday School 9:00am Pastor: Gene Prince

BAPTIST

Christ’s Baptist Church 678-744-8222 www.christsbaptistchurch.org 5496 Highway 92, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:30am Bible Study 9:30am Pastor: Dr. Aaron Johnson

SANTA’S SHOPPE: Sixes Presbyterian Church, 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton, Sat, December 1st, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Invite your friends and neighbors and knock out those Christmas Shopping Lists! Free to Attend! Activities will include: *Vendors selling a wide variety of items *Craft decorating table for kids *Gift Wrap Station

Crossroads Community Church 770-592-7007 2317 Bascomb Carmel Rd., Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 11:00am & 6pm Sunday School 9:30am Pastor: Bob Goodner First Baptist of Canton 770-479-5538 www.fbccanton.org One Mission Point, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 am Sr. Pastor: Dr. George Anderson EVENT December 2: Bethlehem Village. See Cool Stuff pages.

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First Baptist Church Holly Springs 770-345-5349 www.fbchollysprings.com 2632 Holly Springs Parkway, Holly Springs 30142 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Lead Pastor: Phillip Young First Baptist of Woodstock 770-926-4428 www.fbcw.org 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svcs 9:30 & 11:00am; 6:00pm; Spanish 11:00 amSunday School 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Johnny Hunt EVENTS December 7: Single Parent Family Christmas Party. See Cool Stuff pages. December 8: PBJ Day. See Cool Stuff pages. Going on now: Registration for Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference to be held February 1-2 and February 8-9, 2013 www.johnnyhuntmensconference.com Heritage Baptist Fellowship 770-479-9415 www.heritagebaptistfellowship.com 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Jake Hall EVENT 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: M.O.M.S (Moms Offering Mutual Support) 9:30 am Hillcrest Baptist Church 770-917-9100 www.hbcacworth.org 6069 Woodstock Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11am; 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30 & 11am Wednesday Worship Service 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Mike Maxwell EVENTS December 16: Choir Christmas Program 9:30 am & 6:00 pm December 16: No 11:00 am service December 23: Christmas Candlelight Service 6:00 pm Hopewell Baptist 770-345-5723 www.hopewellbaptist.com 75 Ridge Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30am, 11:00am, 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30am & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Norman Hunt New Victoria Baptist 770-926-8448 www.newvicbaptist.org 6659 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am Pastor: John Harris Victory Baptist Church 770-337-0952 5717 Priest Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday services: 11am & 6pm Sunday School 10am Pastor: Donald E. Lewis

CATHOLIC

St. Michael the Archangel 770-516-0009 http://saintmichaelcc.org 490 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock 30188 Saturday Mass 9am, Sat. Evening Vigil 5:30pm Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm (Spanish), 5:30pm (Teen Life) Priest: Father Larry Niese

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CHURCH GOD

Gateway International 770-422-0360 www.gatewaycog.com 1455 Ben King Road NW, Kennesaw 30152 Sunday Service 11am; African Fellowship 12:30pm; Hispanic Service 3:00pm; Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Andy Smith Mt. Paran (Central) 404-923-8700 http://mountparan.com 2055 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta 30327 Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Dr. David Cooper EVENTS December 1: Sandi Patty concert, 7 pm December 9: Kids Got Talent Children’s Production, 9:00 & 11:15 am December 16: Bible Land Preschool Christmas Presentation, 9:00 & 11:15 am Mt. Paran (North) 770-578-9081 www.mtparan.com 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 Sunday Services 9 & 10:30am Sunday School 9am Wednesday worship 7:00 pm Sunday services also held at 10:30 am in Canton at Sequoyah High School Sr. Pastor: Dr. Mark Walker

Hickory Flat UMC 770-345-5969 www.hickoryflatumc.org 4056 E. Cherokee Dr. Canton, GA 30115 Sunday Services 9:20 (contemp) & 11:00 (trad) Pastor: Robert Brown EVENTS December 1 & 2: “Searching for a Savior” Christmas Musical presented by the drama, music and worship teams; 7:00 pm December 15: Ladies Christmas Tea 9:30-11:30 am; Christmas Tea featuring Michele Helms, Happy at Home. $5. Childcare available for $5 per child with registration. December 24: Services at 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:3011:30 am.

EPISCOPAL

Church of the Annunciation 770-928-7916 http://annunciation.episcopalatlanta.org 1673 Jamerson Rd, Marietta 30066 Sunday Services 8:30am & 10:30am Sunday School 9:15am The Rev. Paul McCabe, Rector

Hillside UMC 770-924-4777 www.hillsideumc.org 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Services: Traditional 8:25 & 11am; Contemporary 9:25 & 11am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Doug Thrasher EVENTS December 1: Christmas Tea at 9:00 am with guest speaker Karen Mathews, “Christmas in Scripture and Song” December 9: Gingerbread Workshop. See Cool Stuff pages. December 24: Services at 11 am, 3, 5, 7, 10:30 pm December 24: Christmas Eve Family Drama, 3 & 5 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:3011:30 am.

St. Clement’s Episcopal 770-345-6722 www.stclementscanton.org 2795 Ridge Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 8am, 9am, & 11am Sunday School 10:15am Wednesday Services 9am, 6:30pm Reverend James B. Stutler

LUTHERAN

Celebration of Grace 770-503-5050 www.CelebrationofGrace.org 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:00 am Sr. Pastor: Ginny Krekling Good Shepherd Lutheran 770-924-7286 http://gslutheran.org 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services: 8am & 11 (traditional); 9:30am (praise service) Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Paul Baumgartner & Justin Ask EVENTS December 5, 12, 19: Wednesday Advent Services 7:30 pm with soup and salad supper preceding at 6:00 December 24: Services at 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 pm

Bascomb UMC 770-926-9755 www.bascombchurch.org/ 2295 Bascomb Carmel Rd, Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Svcs 9am (contemp); 11am (trad) Children’s church 9 & 11 am

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City On A Hill UMC 678-445-3480 www.coahumc.org 7745 Main Street, Woodstock 30188 Saturday Service: 6:30pm Sunday Services 9:35am & 11:15am Pastor: Chris Bryant EVENT 2nd Wednesdays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 6:008:00 pm. Fields Chapel UMC 770-479-6030 www.fieldschapel.org 1331 Fields Chapel Rd. Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Worship 11am Sunday School 10am Pastor: Anne Rex

Toonigh Church of God www.toonighcog.org 770-926-3096 4775 Old Hwy 5 Canton, GA 30115 Lead Pastor: J.B. Kitts Sunday Svc 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

METHODIST

Sunday School 10am Sr. Pastor: Reverend Millie Kim Canton First UMC 770-479-2502 www.cantonfirstumc.org 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd Canton, 30115 Sunday Services 8:30 & 11am (traditional); 9:30am (contemporary) Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: James McRae EVENTS December 1: Men’s Fish Fry Dec 8 & 9: Christmas Concert by Cherokee Chorale. See Cool Stuff pages.

Holly Springs UMC 770-345-2883 www.hollyspringsumc.com 2464 Holly Sprgs Pkway, Holly Springs 30115 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Ken Godfrey Liberty Hill UMC 678-493-8920 www.libertyhillumc.org 141 Railroad Street, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11:00am Pastor: Jamey Prickett Mt. Gilead UMC 770-591-0837, 889 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, GA 30188-3020 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 10:00am Pastor: Rev. Ken McGehee

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Mountain View UMC 770-928-0050 www.mvumc.org 2300 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, 30066 Sunday Svcs: 9:30 (contemp); 11:00 (trad) Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 Pastor: Bill Burch EVENTS Dec 1, 2, 7 & 8: Bethlehem Walk. See Cool Stuff pages. December 24: Candlelight services 7 & 11 pm Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 www.sixesumc.org 8385 Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, 30114 Sunday services 9 & 11 Lead Pastor: Dr. Joe McKechnie EVENTS Monday nights: Celebrate Recovery; fellowship at 6:30 pm; worship at 7 pm; share groups at 8 pm; Solid Rock Café at 9 pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Mother’s Morning Out from 8:30 am12:30 pm, for children ages 2 through 4. $25 a day per child or $20 a day if paid by the month. Woodstock UMC 770-926-6440 www.gbgm-umc.org/woodstockumc-ga 109 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svc: 11:00 (Traditional) Sunday School: 10:00am Spanish Svc: Sunday 5:30pm Rev. Claude T. Herbert

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

City Church of Canton 678-238-1488 www.citychurchofcanton.org 999 Jep Wheeler Road, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Lance Johnson Cornerstone Community Church 678-439-5108 www.ccchurchonline.org 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Service 11:00am Pastor: David Kight Dayspring Church 770-516-5733 www.dayspring-online.com 6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Tony Crawford Freedom Church 770-529-6006 www.freedomlive.net meets at Barber Middle School 4222 Cantrell Road NW Acworth, GA 30101 Sunday Services 9:45 & 11:30 am His Hands 770-405-2500 www.hishandschurch.com 550 Molly Lane, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 10:00am EVENT December 24: Christmas Eve Celebration 4 & 6 pm

BridgePointe 770-517-2977 www.bridgepointechurch.org 233 Arnold Mill, Suite 400, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Service 10:30 am Lead Pastor: Mat Garcia Catalyst Church 770-516-7070 www.catalystonline.tv 9872 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Lead Pastor: Kevin Ellington EVENT December 24: Christmas Eve service 5 pm Church of the Messiah 770-479-5280 www.churchofthemessiah.net 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:00am Friday morning Holy Communion 6:30 am Pastor: Fred Goodwin EVENT Second Fridays: Java Jam at 7 pm. See Cool Stuff pages.

Prayer and Praise Christian 770-928-2795 www.prayerandpraise.org 6409 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock, 30189 Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Larry Baker Towne Lake Community Church 678-445-8766 www.tlcchurch.com 132 N. Medical Pkwy, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 10:30am Saturday Messianic Fellowship 10:00am Saturday Singles Worship 6:00pm Pastor: Bill Ratliff EVENT Friday nights: Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 pm Victory North Church 770-794-7366 www.victorynorth.org Palmer Middle School 690 North Booth Rd, Kennesaw 30144 Sunday Services 10:00am

Woodstock Christian 770-926-8238 www.woodstockchristian.org 7700 Hwy 92 Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Service 10:30 Sunday School 9:00am Wednesday Service 6:30pm (contemporary) Senior Minister: Lynn T. Eynon Woodstock Community 770-926-8990 www.woodstockcommunitychurch.org 237 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 10:30am Wednesday night worship 7:00 pm Pastor: Greg Michael EVENT First Saturday of the month: Woodstock Bluegrass Jamboree. Doors open 6 pm. $7 at door.

PRESBYTERIAN

Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA 770-704-9594 www.cherokee-pca.org 1498 Johnson Brady Rd, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Supply Pastor: Tom Myers Faith Presbyterian Church 770-479-6193 www.faithpc.us 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton Sunday Service 10:30 am Pastor: Brahm Luckhoff

Jubilee Church 678-471-1930 http://jubileeatl.com Meets at Kell High School Auditorium 4770 Lee Waters Road Marietta 30066 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Carl Herrington Liberty Church(es) 770-423-7316 www.libertychurch.org 1285 North Cobb Pkwy, Marietta 30062 Friday Service 7:00pm Saturday Services 5:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday Services 8 & 10 am, noon, 6:00pm Pastor: John Fichtner

Branches of Christ 770-917-4964 www.branchesofchrist.com 5946 Jacobs Road SE, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service: 10am Wednesday Service: 7pm Sr. Pastor: Steve Pettit

Pastor: Jeff Hidden Watermarke Church 678-880-9092 www.watermarkechurch.com 2126 Sixes Road, Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Services 9:00 & 11:00 am, and 5:00 pm Lead Pastor: Gavin Adams

Grace Church, PCA 678-493-9869 www.gracecanton.org 1160 Butterworth Rd, Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:30 am Pastor: Robie Hembree Heritage Presbyterian 770-926-3558 www.heritagepres.com 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth Sunday Worship 8:45 & 11:10 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Contemporary Worship 6:30 pm Pastor: Sid Gunter Sixes Presbyterian 770-485-1975 www.sixeschurch.org 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am Reverend Dr. Lucas Pina EVENT Dec 1: Santa’s Shoppe on Sixes, 10 am-5 pm Woodstock Presbyterian 770-926-0074 http://woodstockpcusa.com 345 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, 30188 Sunday Services 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor: Julie Ferguson

Pastors and Ministry Leaders You are invited to join the Cherokee Christian Ministerial Association. Be our guest! Next luncheon meeting Wednesday, January 28, 2013. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Dayspring Church (see address above) www.cherokeeministers.org December 2012

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Please Have a Heart for the Hungry This Holiday Season Donate today to help local children and their families have enough food to eat

Today, 1 out of 5 families do not have enough food. (In 2008, it was 1 out of 11) PLEASE HELP

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Single mother of a teenage daughter who has tried to hang on with her own small business for 14 years. Her clientele have had to cut back because of the economy, minimizing her earning potential. Family of 7, 2 adults with 5 children. The husband and father could not find steady employment, so he opened his own auto repair business draining the family’s emergency savings. The mom needs to find employment to make ends meet around the school schedule. A single woman who became homeless through the economic downturn after losing steady employment until she accepted the help of her family. A mom of 4 kids ranging from 10 to 17. Dad walked out 3 months ago and hasn’t looked back. No support. Mom is facing going back to work after many years while the kids are actively acting out. One just ran away. She is heart broken, but trying to stay strong for the others. Single mother renting a room for herself and elementary school son. The father does not support the child, so she depends on a part time job for their family income.

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